Attendance and Punctuality
It is crucial that attendance and punctuality reflect the commitment that students are prepared to show in school. The aim of this policy is to treat students with the same autonomy as they would have in the world of work, but also with the same responsibilities. Sixth Form students who fail to attend 95% of their lessons, without clear justification or certification, may therefore have to pay for their own examination entries.
Please note that students receiving Bursary funding will be closely monitored each month. If attendance falls below 95% attendance, funding may be stopped until it improves.
Any unauthorised absence will feature on any reference written by the school.
Absences will be authorised in the following circumstances and, where possible, should always be accompanied by a note in advance:
- illness, when supported by a phone call on the same day or a letter the first day back after absence. Please be advised that medical evidence will be requested if absence persists.
- religious observance
- 3 open day visits in liaison with subject staff and Miss Bevan
- 2 Taster Day visits to university in liaison with subject staff and Miss Bevan
Absences will not be authorised in the following circumstances:
- time required for part-time job
- driving lessons
- routine medical/dental check-ups
Signing In and Out
Sixth Form students are given greater freedom with regard to their study periods and are permitted to leave the school site during the school day.
All students wishing to make the most of their opportunity to leave the site must ensure they:
- have their own gate pass
- always sign out on leaving and then sign back in on their return.
Failure to follow these expectations may result in the removal of a student’s privilege to leave the site. It is absolutely essential that students ensure they register correctly in case of emergency.
Holidays or Leave of Absence
As with students lower down the school, it is expected that you will not take time off from school for a holiday. However, should there be an unavoidable reason as to why you have to go away during the school term, a ‘Leave of Absence’ form should be collected from the school office and handed in to Miss Bevan at least one term in advance.
Year 12 and Year 13
Registration every morning is at 8:30am in tutor rooms.
Year 12 and Year 13
If students do not have a lesson 5 they may leave after they have registered by signing out at the Sixth Form desk adjacent to the main School Office. The earliest students can sign out is 12.45pm.